News Edition #1081 - 16 June 2022

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The British forklift industry, celebrating its second National Forklift Safety Day simultaneously with peak bodies and industry participants in the United States, made a poignant call to "make every day National Forklift Safety Day".
The importance of a day dedicated to highlighting safety issues in materials handling should not be underestimated. It was indeed an achievement to get the major manufacturers in the US - all direct competitors - to join together almost a decade ago to highlight forklift safety. It was another milestone when the UK industry joined forces with their trans-Atlantic brethren two years ago for a joint safety day.
But we need to remember that when the speeches and the posters have faded into distant memories, the challenges of working with equipment, of moving heavy, bulky and sometimes dangerous loads, and moving about in spaces shared with pedestrians persist.
Indeed, every day should be Forklift Safety Day - everywhere!


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ICHCA supports Megatrans  Melbourne, Vic,, Australia

The International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association (ICHCA) has committed to a partnership with Megatrans ahead of the 2022 event.  "International trade and the movement of goods will be a...

Singapore’s FLCT buys Down Under  Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust will buy three newly completed industrial properties near Melbourne for $61 million as the REIT continues to spend cash obtained from the disposal of a...

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Kalmar upgrades Ottawa plant  Ottawa, KS, United States

Kalmar will upgrade and expand its manufacturing plant in Ottawa, Kansas, home to the company’s terminal tractor manufacturing operations in North America. The investment, worth close to EUR20 million...

Darr completes Liftmasters acquisition  San Antonio, TX, United States

Darr Equipment Co, one of the largest Caterpillar forklift dealerships in the United States, has completed the acquisition of the S&L Liftmasters, Inc brand throughout South Texas. The purchase...

LogiMAT: Power options on show  Stuttgart, Germany

Rising fuel costs, environmental concerns and increased performance expectations thrust power solutions into focus at many stands at LogiMAT in Stuttgart. China’s BYD, a lithium-ion battery pioneer which has...

UN Forklift expands factory  Hangzhou, China

Chinese manufacturer UN Forklift has expanded its plant to meet the rapid demand growth of the past two years. The new assembly line was recently commissioned, resulting in a...

Renta Group acquires Lohke  Vantaa, Finland

Renta Group Oy is strengthening its position in Denmark through the acquisition of Lohke Materieludlejning A/S.  Lohke is a general rental company, with five depots located in the capital...

Rushlift celebrates long-service milestones  Northampton, United Kingdom

More than a dozen Rushlift employees recently celebrated long-service achievement awards, racking up 340 years of continuous service.  Carl Whyment, managing director at Rushlift, says: “So many of our...

ZZO Wlodawa relies on Bobcats  Waterloo, Belgium

Inter-municipal waste management organisation ZZO Wlodawa has selected Bobcat equipment to help process recycling material in eastern Poland. The organisation selected three Bobcat telehandlers, occasionally supported by a front-loader...

Vedanta goes electric  Jharsuguda, India

India's largest producer of aluminium, Vedanta Aluminium, has commissioned the country’s largest electric fleet of 27 forklifts, powered by lithium-ion batteries. Supplied by Gemini Equipment and Rentals (GEAR) India...
Lift-Tek Elecar, founded in 1972 in Italy, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.  First opened by three technicians from the forklift industry in a small warehouse in Castel San...
As the results of the annual IFOY Awards approach, Forkliftaction News shares the jury findings in the Integrated Warehouse Solution category. In this category, the jury, including Forkliftaction News...
Chinese forklift maker Heli has delivered a significant order of equipment to a leading South American customer. The equipment was handed over at a ceremony where hundreds of lithium-ion...
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The new design of the MEYER 3/2/1 Pallet Handler meets the challenging demands for highest efficiency and flexibility in the various beverage loading scenarios.
Baumann Sideloaders will be attending its first CEMAT Australia exhibition in Melbourne (19-22 July 2022). It has dropped its 80-volt electric range and will produce only 120v powered electric machines from now on.
The process of equipping industrial vehicles with the most appropriate warning lighting isn’t straightforward. As more vehicles are introduced into working spaces the safety of pedestrians and other users becomes more of a concern. Protecting lives and reducing risk of injury is paramount to any material handing situation.
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Lopos, a European company in forklift safety, expands to meet customer demand and is looking to find distributors and dealers for their 360° proximity warning solution.
Material handlers and logistics companies are facing huge challenges in 2022. But innovation in telematics technology is helping businesses to both improve driver safety in their warehouses and boost efficiency across their industrial fleets.
AntwerpXL, the world’s only event dedicated exclusively to breakbulk and heavy lift, will return to the Antwerp Expo, Belgium from 4-6 October.

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